Calls to Ferguson's communications director about the lawsuit were answered by voicemail.
In a Wednesday press release Joseph Backholm, executive director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington, wrote, "We will be helping to assemble Washington citizens to support this small business and communicate to our elected officials that this harassment is not being done with the consent of the governed."
"Of course this lawsuit isn't due exclusively to the redefinition of marriage," Backholm conceded. "The non-discrimination statute that this suit has been brought under existed previously. It was bad then, it is bad now. The difference, however, is this. Now that the law says marriage is genderless, those who think otherwise are much more likely to be confronted with the Hobbesian choice to conform or be punished."
In the press release Backholm considers: "Should a pacifist web designer be fined for telling the National Rifle Association he would rather not design their website? Should the Republican printer be required to print campaign literature for the Democrats?"